For people who love all things spooky and scary, Halloween is truly the most magical time of the year!
This is a time where it’s acceptable to don scary outfits and hang macabre decorations all around your house and yard.
Cats are a common feature of Halloween decorations, due to their traditional association as witch’s familiars.
For people who love this terrifying holiday, learning how to draw a Halloween cat is a great way to celebrate the spooky season!
This tutorial in front of you right now will show you just how this can be done!
We hope that you enjoy this super fun and spooky step-by-step guide on how to draw a Halloween cat in just 6 easy steps!
How to Draw A Halloween Cat – Let’s Get Started!
As we mentioned in the introduction to this guide on how to draw a Halloween cat, cats are traditionally considered to be the familiar of choice for witches.
For this reason, we will be giving this spooky cat a cool witch’s hat. This hat is also what we shall start with in this first step of the guide.
First, draw a squared shape for the buckle of the belt around it, and then draw the straps of the belt.
You can then use some curved lines with pointy ends for the rim of the hat, and then you can use more curved and twisty lines for the pointy tip of the hat curling over.
Step 2 – Now, draw the face of this cat
You’ve completed the witch hat for this Halloween cat drawing, and in this second step we shall be drawing the ears of the cat.
You can use some curved lines with pointy tips to add the triangular ears onto the hat. Then, draw some more triangular shapes inside the ear outlines.
Then, use some curved and pointy lines for the furry outline of the head, and then draw some large and expressive eyes.
Lastly, draw the small nose and then add some curved lines for the mouth below it.
You can then finish off this step by drawing some whiskers poking off, and then we can proceed to the third step of the guide.
Step 3 – Draw the front legs of this cat
For this third step of our guide on how to draw a Halloween cat, we will be drawing the front legs.
First, extend some long, curved lines coming down from the base of the head. These will start fairly close together and then extend outward a bit.
Use some small rounded lines at the base of these legs for the toes of the paws, and finally draw some more inverted curved lines on the inner edges for the other sides of the legs.
Once you have it looking as it does in our reference image, we will be ready for the fourth step!
Step 4 – Next, draw the back legs of the Halloween cat
Now you are ready to finish off the final outlines for the body of your Halloween cat drawing before we move on to the last details and elements in the next step of the guide.
To do this, we will focus on drawing the back legs of the cat poking off to the sides.
Use some curved lines that extend out and then in again, starting from the sides of the front legs that you drew previously.
Once you have drawn these thighs, you can then add some more little paws onto the ends of these legs. Then you’ll be ready for those final details in the next step!
Step 5 – Add the final details to your Halloween cat drawing
You’ve been doing a great job on this guide on how to draw a Halloween cat! This fifth step will be all about adding the final elements to get you ready for the final step of the guide.
You will also have the opportunity to add some extra details and ideas of your own! Before that, this Halloween cat needs a tail to really finish it off.
To add this tail, we will be adding a curved and twisty shape onto the left-hand side.
Once this is drawn, you can add any other details of your own!
These could include some cool background details such as some Halloween bats, pumpkins or any other classic Halloween symbols you can think of! How will you finish off this Halloween cat?
Step 6 – Finish off your Halloween cat drawing with color
This final step of your Halloween cat drawing will be all about finishing up with some amazing colors!
When it comes to spookiness for cats, you will most often see black cats used as they are traditionally known to be bringers of bad luck.
This may be a reputation that is somewhat unearned in real life, but nevertheless we have chosen it for the color scheme of this Halloween cat! We used different shades of blacks and dark greys for the fur of the cat.
For some contrast, we used bright yellows for the eyes as well. Purple is a common Halloween color, and for that reason we used it for the witch’s hat it is wearing.
Will you go for a similar color scheme, or do you have a different one in mind for this Halloween cat?
Bonus: Turn This Halloween Cat Into A Halloween Gift!
Halloween is one of the best times of the year for anyone who loves spooky and scary things. If you know someone who loves Halloween, you could use this Halloween cat drawing as a gift for them.
There are a few ways that you could present this as a gift, and we’re sure anyone would be thrilled to receive it. One way you could do it would be to draw this Halloween cat on a large piece of cardboard.
Then, once it’s been drawn and colored, you could add some text to turn it into a cool Halloween poster. If you would like to make this a smaller gift, then you could draw it on a piece of folded cardboard.
That way, it would serve as a greeting card to give someone once you have written a message within. If you’ve already drawn the Halloween cat and can’t do any of the suggestions, it’s not to late!
One idea would be to find a frame that fits your drawing and then place the drawing inside. That would make for an excellent gift to give someone, as it would bring some Halloween fun no matter the time of year!
Another idea is to turn this Halloween cat drawing into a Halloween decoration. If you made a series of these Halloween cats and then cut them out, you could hang them from string or a ribbon.
That way, you can hang it from the ceiling for some spooky decorating! You could also cut them out and stick them on popsicle sticks which you can stick into the ground or flower pots.
These are a few ways to turn this drawing into a gift, but how else could you present it?
Here’s how you can make your Halloween cat drawing even better…
Make this spooky Halloween cat sketch even better with the help of these fun and easy tips!
This drawing of a Halloween cat already has a witch’s hat to give it that Halloween feeling. You could add other elements in order to finish off the witch theme to make it even better!
For example, you could add a broomstick, cape or maybe a bubbling cauldron. These are just a few thematic props you could add!
What are some other witchy accessories you could add?
Another fun way to make this Halloween cat drawing even better would be by adding more cat characters to the scene. Each of these cats could also be dressed as witches, or they could have other themes!
Maybe the cats could be dressed as zombies, ghosts, monsters or any other creepy things you could expect to find around the season. This is where you can really get creative with it!
What are some other costumes that you could add to other cats in the scene?
You could also add a human character to the scene to show who the Halloween cat is hanging out with. The obvious option would be to add a witch standing next to the cat.
The witch could be drawn in a similar cartoon style to the cat or they could be portrayed in a different way. A witch is also just one suggestion, and you could add any kinds of character you like.
Who do you think could be hanging out with this Halloween cat?
Finally, adding a background would be a great way to finish off the Halloween feeling for this Halloween cat sketch. This would be a great chance for you to add all of the decorations you like to see around this time of year!
These decorations could include cobwebs, spiders, bats and gravestones to name a few. If you want to go even further, you could also set it at a creepy location like a haunted house or a graveyard.
Your Halloween Cat Drawing is Complete!
This was a really fun and spooky image to work on, but we hope that none of the steps in this guide on how to draw a Halloween cat were at all scary or intimidating for you to take on!
As long as you follow all of the steps we prepared then you’ll be drawing this awesome Halloween cat before you know it!
Once you have finished the design, remember that you can also add your own fun details and ideas.
You could turn this design into your own cool Halloween poster by adding a background, some text or other Halloween shapes and images.
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